Posts Tagged ‘Funk’
Tags: Acid Jazz, Alex Bugnon, Average White Band, Capital Jazz Super Cruise 2013, Charlie Wilson, Funk, Incognito, Ken Ford, Najee, Rahsaan Patterson, Richard Elliot, Smooth Jazz, Soul, Stephanie Mills, The Jeff Lorber Fusion
The SuperCruise is a music-lover’s paradise, featuring a diverse lineup of jazz and soul music, plus a touch of comedy, gospel, funk, and more! There’ll be concerts, parties, jam sessions, workshops, dance classes, games, shore excursions, and much more than you can possibly do in eight days! Plus, the 2013 sailing will be visiting not just three but four ports of call, including a visit to the beautiful private island of Half Moon Cay! So start packing your bags and get ready for the music experience of a lifetime!
If you’ve never sailed on a SuperCruise, prepare yourself for an experience like no other! With nearly 3,000 passengers, nearly 40 performing artists over 8 days, and hundreds of activities and events throughout the week, the SuperCruise is one of the world’s largest music events at sea. They take a no-holds-barred approach to giving you the music vacation of a lifetime!
Reservations are open now! Book your cabin early for best pricing and cabin availability.
Average White Band
The Jeff Lorber Fusion (featuring Eric Marienthal & Jimmy Haslip)
These are just some of the many jazz and soul artists who will be performing on the 2013 SuperCruise.
November 2-10, 2013
Ports of Call:
La Romana (Dominican Republic)
Half Moon Cay
Tags: Contemporary Jazz, Ethan Farmer, Funk, Smooth Jazz, Videos, Watch
Tags: East Bay Soul, Funk, Greg Adams, New Years Eve @ Scullers, Smooth Jazz
Celebrate New Years Eve @ Scullers in Funk Style
With GREG ADAMS AND EAST BAY SOUL
$499 per couple
Price per couple includes-
Tickets to 11pm show complete with party favors and champagne toast
5 course dinner in the Green Room before the show
Overnight stay in a King Suite
Breakfast in the Green Room
(tax and gratuities included)
8pm Show only $100 per couple
8pm Dinner and Show $309 per couple
11pm Show only $120 per couple
11pm Dinner and Show $379 per couple
Stay the night rates starting at $139
Scullers Jazz Club, 400 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston, Massachusetts 02134
Tags: Brazil meets Funk, Candy Dulfer, Funk, Jazz Roots, Latin Jazz, Sergio Mendes, Smooth Jazz
Brazilian music and Funk find their roots in the drums and rhythms of West Africa. These organic elements form the musical DNA that is imbedded in all the music of the Americas. For one night, we bring together two award-winning stars to explore both genres…
Sergio Mendes – The Grammy® winner and undisputed master of Pop Brazilian Jazz created a new sound by fusing Brazilian roots with American Jazz to create Brazil ‘66. Today, he continues to push Brazilian Jazz even further by mixing in Funk and hip hop rhythms.
Candy Dulfer – Dutch-born alto sax star and Funk master made her name in the pop music world as a soloist for major stars such as Prince, Pink Floyd, Van Morrison and Dave Stewart. Her charm and talent even led to her own TV show, and now she returns to the stage to stir Vegas audiences at The Smith Center.
Friday, November 09, 2012 – 7:30 pm
Smith Center, 361 Symphony Park Ave, Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
Tags: Contemporary Jazz, Funk, Grainger & Friends, Smooth Jazz
Tags: Contemporary Jazz, Dave Koz, David Sanborn, Funk, Jazz, Rock, Smooth Jazz, Soul, Trombone Shorty
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell announced the music lineup for the 2012 Festival scheduled for April 27 – 29 and May 3 – 6. Started in 1970, the Jazz & Heritage Festival continues to showcase the most storied names in music history alongside many of Louisiana’s equally respected musical artists. A true heritage festival, Jazz Fest stands alone in presenting the highest caliber artists in such varied genres as gospel, blues, traditional and contemporary jazz, rock, pop, R&B, Cajun, zydeco and much more. Over 400,000 fans attended last year’s Festival, which annually celebrates the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana.
Trombone Shorty, Eagles, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, TBA, John Mayer, The Neville Brothers, Al Green, Herbie Hancock, Ne-Yo, My Morning Jacket, Bon Iver, Paulina Rubio, Jill Scott, Florence + the Machine, Allen Toussaint, Feist, Bunny Wailer, Bonnie Raitt, Irma Thomas, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Dr. John, Janelle Monae, Yolanda Adams, Iron & Wine, Pete Fountain, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Steel Pulse, Rebirth Brass Band, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Esperanza Spalding, funky Meters, Levon Helm Band with special guest Mavis Staples, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Aaron Neville, Steve Earle, Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band 50th Anniversary Jam, Little Anthony and The Imperials, Ani DiFranco, Givers, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Dianne Reeves, Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Better Than Ezra, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Bruce Hornsby, Dave Koz, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Gomez, Pedrito Martinez, The Bounce Shake Down feat. Big Freedia, Katey Red, Keedy Black, and DJ Poppa, Israel & New Breed, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Zebra, Amanda Shaw, James Cotton “Superharp” Band, Cowboy Mouth, Asleep at the Wheel, Papa Grows Funk, David Sanborn & Joey DeFrancesco, Bobby Rush, Chuck Leavell & Friends, Ellis Marsalis, Marcia Ball, Voice of the Wetlands All Stars, John Boutt, Gary Clark Jr., Texas Tornados, Poncho Sanchez Latin Band with Terence Blanchard, Cheikh LÃ (Senegal), Tab Benoit, Regina Carter’s “Reverse Thread”, Bombino (Niger), Glen Hansard, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Jeremy Davenport, Sara Jarosz, Bonerama, Evelyn Turrentine-Agee, Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic, Ruby Wilson’s Tribute to Bessie Smith & Ma Rainey, Wycliffe Gordon, Donald Harrison, Lindigo & Fixi (Reunion Island & France), Sonny Landreth, Buckwheat Zydeco, Soul Rebels, The Stars of Heaven, Jewel Brown with the Heritage Hall Band, Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters, Anders Osborne, Honey Island Swamp Band, Theresa Andersson, John Mooney & Bluesiana, Eric Lindell, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Pine Leaf Boys, James Andrews & the Crescent City Allstars, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Big Chief Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles, Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs, Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience, Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band feat. Thais Clark, Banu Gibson, Hot 8 Brass Band, Creole Wild West, George French and more are all among the artists scheduled to appear at Jazz Fest.
Quint Davis, producer/director of the Festival, said, “Serving all communities, all ages, and families too, only at Jazz Fest 2012 will you find a roster like this! At its heart, the New Orleans Festival celebrates with our own, from our dynamic nationally emerging homegrown talent, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Givers, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, and Galactic; to our sacred icons, Allen Toussaint, The Neville Brothers, Irma Thomas, Dr. John, Pete Fountain, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. In addition, this year may be the broadest and most powerful line up of “special guests”, including: Eagles, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Herbie Hancock, Foo Fighters, The Zac Brown Band, John Mayer, Ne-Yo, Paulina Rubio, Al Green, My Morning Jacket, Jill Scott, Bon Iver, and on and on and on. This holiday season, Jazz Fest truly has a gift for everyone.”
The Jazz Festival offers three distinct VIP opportunities to experience the event in style: the Festival’s popular Big Chief VIP Experience ticket package provides special viewing access at most of the Festival’s stages; the Grand Marshal VIP Pass allows for up-close access at the three major stages; and the Krewe of Jazz Fest VIP Pass which entitles patrons to special covered seating at the Acura Stage audience area. All of the hugely popular VIP packages are on sale now while very limited supplies last. The Festival offers a special layaway arrangement for any of the VIP packages. For information on layaway, please visit http://www.nojazzfest.com.
Jazz Fest also offers full-service travel packages for fans wishing to take the guesswork out of attending the event. Visit http://www.nojazzfest.com to learn more about the official travel packages that include hotel accommodations, travel to and from the Festival grounds and Festival tickets, including the option for Festival VIP packages.
Tickets for the Festival, which takes place at the Fair Grounds Race Course, went on sale today at 10am. A very limited number of discount ticket packages including tickets to each day of a particular weekend of the Festival will be offered. Ticket packages purchased for all three days of the first weekend (April 27, 28 & 29) will be $120 ($40 per day), while second weekend packages purchased for all four festival days (May 3, 4, 5 & 6) will be $160 ($40 per day). (Tickets included in each package are day-specific.) Advance single-day Jazz Fest tickets are only $45 through February 29. Starting March 1, advance single-day tickets will be $50, while the gate price ticket is $65. Children’s tickets (ages 2 – 10) are still only $5 and are available at the gate only. Single day tickets to Jazz Fest are on sale by specific weekend, with each ticket valid for a single day’s attendance.
Tickets are available at www.nojazzfest.com and www.ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Jazz Fest ticket office located at the New Orleans Arena Box Office. All general admission Jazz Fest tickets are subject to additional service fees and handling charges.
Fair Grounds Race Course, 1751 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
Tags: Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Eric Marienthal, Funk, Fusion Jazz, Jeff Lorber, Lionel Cordew, Randy Brecker, Ron Jenkins, Smooth Jazz
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents Jeff Lorber (piano) with special guests Randy Brecker (trumpet), Eric Marienthal (saxophone), Ron Jenkins (bass) and Lionel Cordew (drums). Showtimes Thursday – Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Showtime Sunday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6pm on Thursday and 5:30pm Friday – Sunday.
Trailblazing keyboardist Jeff Lorber revisits a sound he helped pioneer in his latest recording Galaxy. While the new album release date is 1/31/2012, the Jazz Alley audience will be the first to hear the fresh tracks live and the CD will be available for purchase each evening!
Following up on his Grammy-nominated 2010 release, Now Is The Time, Lorber again culls from his early catalog but gives a fresh approach to some of his most highly requested compositions, including “Wizard Island,” “City,” “The Samba” and “The Underground.” “Essentially this album is a part two,” Lorber says. “It’s even more into the jazz fusion direction. It’s more energetic and the performances are tighter.”
2011 Multiple Grammy-nominee, Randy Brecker, a key contributor to the rich sound of Lorber’s newest album Galaxy, has been a force behind the trumpet and flugelhorn for over four decades. His dynamic and unique sound has been featured on albums by a wide range of artists, including James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, Parliament-Funkadelic, Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, David Sanborn, Jaco Pastorius, Horace Silver, and Frank Zappa.
Also a member of the new release Galaxy, alto saxophonist Eric Marienthal joins in for the 4-night run. Marienthal has played with a who’s who of artists including Elton John, Billy Joel, Steve Wonder, Aaron Nveille, David Benoit, B.B. King, Lou Rawls and the Big Phat Band just to name a few. Originally a member of the Chick Corea Elektric Band, he recorded 6 CDs with them and 2 of those were Grammy winners. In addition to this project he currently occupies the lead alto chair of Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, playing alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute and piccolo.
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley,2033 6th Avenue, Seattle Washington 98121
Tags: Darrell Lavigne, Dr. King Weekend Cool Jazz Celebration, Funk, Kyle Turner, Michael Ward, R&B, Smooth Jazz, Soul, Tom Browne
This event is the perfect way to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King. The Dr. King Cool Jazz Weekend Jazz Celebration will feature African-American excellence in music. Dr. King gave his life to demonstrate African-American excellence and we have booked a talented group of Cool Jazz/R&B artists who reflect excellence in Jazz.
Tom Browne (Funkin For Jamaica) will be the featured headliner, Jazz/R&B sax man Kyle Turner, Jazz/R&B Violinist Michael Ward, Jazz/R&B Pianist Darrell Lavigne, and guest vocalist will add to their unique talents to the lineup. Chef Mario will present the Platinum VIP Cool Jazz Buffet from 7pm to 8:30pm. Dancing and Entertainment will follow from 8:30pm to 12 Midnight. Gold Seating will begin at 8:30pm.
Saturday, January 14, 2012 – 7:00 pm
Sunset Station Ballroom, 1174 E Commerce St, San Antonio, Texas 78205
Tags: Cuba Gooding & The Main Ingredient, Funk, George Duke, Harold Melvin’s Blues, Jeffrey Osborne, Kool & The Gang, Patti LaBelle, R&B, Soul, The O’Jays, The Soul Train Cruise, The Spinners, WAR
It began a decade ago when then 70 year-old Anita Berry became the first person ever to charter a full cruise ship to create The Jazz Cruise featuring over a dozen of the genres’ grandest musicians. A St. Louis-based company, Jazz Cruises, LLC was also born and conceived the star-studded The Smooth Jazz Cruise in 2004 under the executive direction of Berry’s son, Michael Lazaroff. With both cruises selling out annually, including a second week of The Smooth Jazz Cruise: The Greatest Party at Sea that was added this year, Jazz Cruises, LLC blossomed into the world’s leading full ship music charter company. 2011 brought unprecedented growth for the company that evolved into Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC, the new corporate moniker that reflects its diversification into music genres beyond jazz.
Last October, Entertainment Cruise Productions teamed with Time Life to produce the second Malt Shop Memories Cruise, which featured a slate of idols from the 1950s & ‘60s such as The Beach Boys, Chubby Checker, and Little Anthony & The Imperials whose music is contained on the nearly 4-million selling, 10-CD box set Malt Shop Memories. The four-day Caribbean cruise was so successful that it will become a seven-day cruise in 2012 boasting a luminous lineup of legends such as Dion, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Ronnie Spector, Darlene Love, The Original Drifters, The Duprees, Carl Gardner’s Coasters, and nearly a dozen other artists. Malt Shop Memories Cruise will sail October 27-November 3 aboard Holland America’s M/S Eurodam from Fort Lauderdale to Turks & Caicos, San Juan, St. Thomas and Half Moon Cay.
Time Life again tapped Entertainment Cruise Productions to produce the first ever Soul Train Cruise, which is spawned from the iconic, trendsetting television series of the same name. “The Hippest Trip at Sea” debuts February 17-24, 2013 with a lineup certain to keep the Soul Train line grooving including Patti LaBelle, The O’Jays, Kool & The Gang, Jeffrey Osborne, War, The Spinners, Harold Melvin’s Blues, Cuba Gooding & The Main Ingredient and others under the musical direction of George Duke. Cruising aboard Holland America’s M/S Westerdam, cabins are already being booked for the cruise that will party from Fort Lauderdale to Turks & Caicos, San Juan, St. Thomas and Half Moon Cay.
“At Entertainment Cruise Productions, we are committed to providing the very best live music cruise experience possible, regardless of the music genre,” said Lazaroff. “We are delighted to be launching the first ever sailing of The Soul Train Cruise along with Time Life. To date, we have been selective in our genre selections as not all of them would make good cruises and some require a proper vehicle for presentation. The vast world of R&B, soul and Motown is a good example. While this music is perfect for a cruise, we have been trying to find the right wrapping paper to deliver this present to the public for years. When Time Life mentioned Soul Train, we embraced the iconic theme and culture as the perfect vehicle for such a cruise. The concept is immediately clear through the brand name and the programming elements are endless. When added to our Malt Shop Memories Cruise and our industry-setting sailings of The Jazz Cruise and The Greatest Party At Sea (a/k/a The Smooth Jazz Cruise), Entertainment Cruise Productions is proud to be the leading full ship charter music cruise producer in the world. With over 30 sailings, no company can match our experience and expertise. And we are constantly entertaining and exploring new cruise concepts.”
Entertainment Cruise Productions’ jazz offerings remain healthy and robust. The Jazz Cruise 2012 sold out last summer and both weeks of The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2012, which will be renamed The Greatest Party at Sea in 2013 to reflect the wide appeal and array of live entertainment offered during the cruise, will again be sell-outs when they depart from Fort Lauderdale next month.
About Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC
The largest private music ship charter company in the world, St. Louis, Missouri-based Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC owns, produces and promotes The Smooth Jazz Party: Greatest Party At Sea (www.thesmoothjazzcruise.com) and The Jazz Cruise (www.thejazzcruise.com), and is proud to partner with Time Life for The Malt Shop Memories Cruise (www.maltshopcruise.com) and The Soul Train Cruise (www.soultraincruise.com). Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC prides itself on providing first-class musical vacation experiences featuring marquee stars from their respective genres for loyal passengers, many of whom make the cruises an annual affair. With its current slate of excursions, Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC will have produced 37 full-ship charter cruises. Additional information is available at www.ecpcruises.com.
Source: Great Scott Productions